I spoke with the Chief Inspector of the Oakland Blight Department just a moment ago to inform him of the most recent developments with the Cheney House. Those of you in the neighborhood may have been noticing a slowly growing mound of dirt located in the owner's driveway, a mound that is over twice as large now as it was when this picture was taken:
I directed the inspector to this blog and to the photo gallery that contains a photo history of the property. He told me how helpful these photos were to him, and he promised he would drop by the property today to take pictures of his own, to document the property formally.
I also informed him of the roof situation (i.e. "there is no roof") and asked if there was anything he could do to compel the property owner to install a roof, or at least cover it. He said there was and he would be contacting the property owner soon.
For those in the neighborhood concerned about this property, please consider leaving a comment. The city is watching this blog and I want them to hear from people other than myself. Please lend me your voice!